27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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Albury
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Echuca
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Swan Hill
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Horsham
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Creswick
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Halls Gap
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Normanville
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Mount Gambier
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Warrnambool
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Apollo Bay
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Melbourne
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Cowes
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Lakes Entrance
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Eden
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Albury — 1 night

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albury itinerary maker.

Batemans Bay to Albury is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Batemans Bay in September; daily highs in Albury reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Echuca.
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Echuca — 1 night

Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Echuca trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Albury to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Swan Hill on the 9th (Fri).
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Swan Hill — 1 night

Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Pioneer Settlement and then get outside with Big4 riverside.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Swan Hill trip builder tool.

Drive from Echuca to Swan Hill in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Horsham.
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Horsham — 1 night

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Weir Park and then admire the natural beauty at Horsham Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Horsham trip planner.

You can drive from Swan Hill to Horsham in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Creswick.
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Creswick — 5 nights

Creswick is a town in west-central Victoria, Australia 18 kilometres north of Ballarat and 129 km northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. Venture out of the city with trips to Maryborough (Phillips Gardens & Maryborough Railway Station) and Avoca (Mount Avoca & Blue Pyrenees Estate). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church, don't miss a visit to Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, and revel in the low prices at Creswick Woollen Mills.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Creswick travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Horsham to Creswick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Creswick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Halls Gap on the 16th (Fri).
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Halls Gap — 2 nights

Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Halls Gap Zoo and then hike along The Pinnacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Best's Wines Great Western, take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls, and then get great views at Boroka Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Halls Gap road trip planning site.

Getting from Creswick to Halls Gap by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Normanville on the 18th (Sun).
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Normanville — 4 nights

Normanville is a coastal town in the Australian state of South Australia on the west coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.Location and geographyNormanville is 77 km south of Adelaide, South Australia. Normanville is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Ingalalla Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, stroll through Deep Creek Conservation Park, and take some stellar pictures from HMAS Hobart Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Normanville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Normanville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Halls Gap to Normanville. In September, daily temperatures in Normanville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Mount Gambier on the 22nd (Thu).
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Mount Gambier — 1 night

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Normanville to Mount Gambier with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Normanville in September: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Warrnambool.
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Warrnambool — 1 night

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. You'll set off for Apollo Bay on the 24th (Sat).
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Apollo Bay — 1 night

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mait's Rest.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for Cowes on the 29th (Thu).
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Cowes — 2 nights

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head outdoors with Wildlife Coast Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Koala Conservation Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cowes online road trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cowes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lakes Entrance.
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Lakes Entrance — 1 night

Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll around Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lakes Entrance online tour planner.

You can drive from Cowes to Lakes Entrance in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Eden.
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Eden — 1 night

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to The Pinnacles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Eden online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Eden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Mon).
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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Phillip Island travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.
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